Niki McDonald (aka Tapestry Girl) was our Object 150 Maker for October 2020.
Using tools of domesticity, textile artist Niki McDonald depicts urban life through her modern needlepoint tapestries. The colours and shapes of the city streets inspire and empower the urban women she expresses in wool, as she imbues them all with a sense of sass and individuality.
Niki is interested in the contrast of urban life balanced with the pace of needlepoint tapestry.
“I’m inspired by the ephemeral and drawn to the mechanical nature of my textile arts practice. Within the repetition and toiling is a space that allows me to connect with my intuition and inspires me beyond the daily grind. The repetition of the tapestry stitches echoes the pixels in digital work.”
Greeting cards of Niki’s tapestry work can be found in store at Object Shop.
More work by Niki McDonald is available in Object Shop online or in store.
Image Top: Niki McDonald with her work at ADC Makers Market, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist
Image Bottom: Tapestry Girl, Greeting Cards. Photo courtesy of the artist